Ona Ferguson is a Senior Mediator at the Consensus Building Institute and lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At CBI, Ona designs and facilitates meetings on a range of environmental and public policy issues, as well as on organizational and strategic planning. For more than a decade, Ona has helped groups work constructively on natural resource and public policy issues including shoreline management, climate change planning, toxic site clean ups, and land use disputes.
Ona co-leads CBI’s Coasts and Oceans practice. Her experience includes coastal management, climate change, land use, superfund, ecosystem restoration, and organizational and strategic planning. Ona provides stakeholder analysis and conflict assessment services, facilitation and mediation of natural resource and public policy dialogues, management of coalitions and partnerships, design and facilitation of public engagement processes, and strategic planning efforts.